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Nirali Bhatt, MD

Nirali Bhatt, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Gujarati

Dr. Bhatt is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMG)
  • AIDS-related Eye Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma (CNS)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy - Laser
  • Intraocular Inflammatory Disease
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Disorders
  • Macular Edema
  • Ocular Lymphoma
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Infection (Retinitis)
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreo Retinal Laser Surgery

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Bhatt cares for patients at the Scheie Eye Institute at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of ocular inflammatory disorders and medical retinal disease, including scleritis, non-infectious uveitis, and infectious uveitis.

Key Words
Uveitis, intraocular inflammation, scleritis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Washington Hospital Center
Residency: University of Maryland Hospital

Memberships

Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity, National Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, National American Academy of Ophthalmology, International American Uveitis Society, National Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, International Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bhatt is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Bhatt is the primary investigator for the Macular Edema Treatment Trials associated with Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Trial (MUST). Her current research is targeting various intraocular therapies for the treatment of macular edema secondary to non-infectious uveitis.

Dr. Bhatt is also the primary investigatory for the Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy for Eye Disease Cohort Study (SITE), a large multi-center study conducting outcomes research regarding systemic immune suppressive and ocular inflammatory disease.

Selected Publications:

Bhatt N: Retinal Pharmacotherapeutics Developments in Ophthalmology 55 : 2016.

Bhatt Nirali, Dalal Monica, Tucker William, Obiyor Dominic, Nussenblatt Robert, Sen H Nida: Subconjunctival sirolimus in the treatment of autoimmune non-necrotizing anterior scleritis: results of a phase I/II clinical trial. American Journal of Ophthalmology 159 (3): 601-6,2015.

Bhatt Nirali, Fox Austin, Chan Chi-Chao, Roschewski Mark, Sen H Nida: Intraocular (vitreoretinal) lymphoma with renal, pelvic, and central nervous system lesions. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie 49 (4): e104-6,2014.

Bhatt Nirali P, Morales Robert E, Mathews Michaela K: MRI findings in Post-operative Bilateral Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Open Journal of Ophthalmology 3 : 51-53,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)